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Ahmedabad Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or are just quickly passing through, our Ahmedabad Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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AMD Airport Overview

ahmedabad airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Ahmedabad Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport.

What to Expect

Ahmedabad Airport (code: AMD) is divided into Terminals 1 and 2. Construction on a third terminal began in 2019.

The pre-flight experience may be overwhelming due to crowds, confusing announcements, and long queues for the toilet, so arrive with plenty of time to reach your flight. Facilities are limited to a few basic eateries and some shops. Free WiFi is available to help pass the time. For added comfort, economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for its location and rates.

Sleeping in Ahmedabad Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer a shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info, or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Ahmedabad Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Ahmedabad airport sounds like a nightmare, there are “rest rooms” and sleep pods inside the terminal and a few nearby hotels:

  • Urban NapsTemporarily Closed – Futuristic sleeping pods can be rented for INR499 for 60 minutes. Location: T1, first floor, opposite Gate 4.
  • Rest Rooms – Day rooms or “Rest Rooms” are available for transit passengers to rest between flights. Unfortunately, we do not have any information about the location or rates. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
  • Ummed Ahmedabad – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel R.J. Residency – No airport shuttle, but the hotel can arrange for airport pick-up & drop-off. » Check Rates
  • Comfort Inn Sunset – The hotel offers free transportation from the airport. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Ahmedabad Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • The Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Domestic Departures, 1st Floor. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • The Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, International Departures, 1st Floor. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass  • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Ahmedabad Airport Lounges

Food & Drink

Food & Drinks – Information about food options is limited. Both terminals offer a coffee shop while the International offers a few more options ( Pizzaria, Tapas restaurant, ice cream parlour and a sweets shop). Coffee and tea vending machines can be found in both terminals.

Mobile Charging

Recharge your mobile devices free of charge in T1 and T2.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


Free WiFi is available at Ahmedabad Airport for 30 minutes.  You will need an Indian phone number to receive a password.  You can pay for additional time once your 30 minute time limit is up.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover
  • ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash?  Bank of Baroda and Induslnd Bank operate ATMs. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: outside the terminal.
  • Currency Exchange – Foreign currency services are available in T2, check-in and arrival hall opposite Gate 6.
  • Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.
  • Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available in T2 Arrivals and Departures.
  • Family Services – Travelling with small children? A childcare room is available. Location: T1 – Boarding hall, first floor and Arrival hall, Ground floor. • T2 – Boarding hall, first floor. Strollers can be found in the Check-in Area.
  • Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An information desk is available in T1.
  • Lost & Found – Available.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.
  • Luggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge in T1 and T2.
  • Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from damage and theft by covering them in plastic wrap. Location: T1 and T2, check-in hall.
  • Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available. Location: T1, Opposite Security check • T2, Arrival hall, ground floor opposite Gate 6.
  • Postal Services – Need to send your last-minute postcards to friends and family? Postal services are available, but we do not have location details.
  • Prayer Room – Location: Airside
  • Showers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.
  • SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
  • Smoking – Smoking facilities are available inside the terminal in designated areas. Location: Boarding hall of both T1 and T2.
  • Spa & Salon Services – Ode Spa is available airside on the 1st floor of T1.
Ahmedabad airport is served by the following airlines: Air Arabia • Air India Limited • Akasa Air • Alliance Air • Emirates • Etihad Airways • Fly Baghdad • Fly Dubai. IndiGo • Iraqi Airways • Kuwait Airways • Malaysia Airlines • Qatar Airways • Singapore Airlines • SpiceJet • Star Air • That AirAsia • Thai Airways International • Thai VietJet Air • VietJet Air • Vistara.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Available in the Arrivals Halls of the International and Domestic Terminals.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update we were able to find only one hotel that provides an airport shuttle: Comfort Inn Sunset.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Public Transportation

City bus routes available but offer limited service.

Ride Sharing

Uber operates throughout India. A ride from the airport to the city centre will cost you about $5.00


Pre-paid taxis available at the Arrivals Hall of the Domestic Terminal.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.